Treatise on Musical Objects: An Essay across Disciplines by Pierre SchaefferTreatise on Musical Objects: An Essay across Disciplines by Pierre Schaeffer

Treatise on Musical Objects: An Essay across Disciplines

byPierre SchaefferTranslated byChristine North, John Dack

Paperback | July 25, 2017

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TheTreatise on Musical Objectsis regarded as Pierre Schaeffer's most important work on music and its relationship with technology. Schaeffer expands his earlier research inmusique concrèteto suggest a methodology of working with sounds based on his experiences in radio broadcasting and the recording studio. Drawing on acoustics, physics, and physiology, but also on philosophy and the relationship between subject and object, Schaeffer's essay summarizes his theoretical and practical work in music composition. Translators Christine North and John Dack present an important book in the history of ideas in Europe that will resonate far beyond electroacoustic music.
Composer, writer, and electronic engineerPierre Schaeffer(1910-1995) was the inventor ofmusique concrète—music created by combining and manipulating recorded sounds, rather than being played on conventional musical instruments.Christine Northis a translator of French poetry and academic texts.John Dackis Senior Lecturer in Music and Te...
Title:Treatise on Musical Objects: An Essay across DisciplinesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520294300

ISBN - 13:9780520294301